The Trump presidency appears to be ending the way it began: with Jon Ossoff in the national spotlight. After falling short in a blockbuster and expensive 2017 special election for a congressional seat in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, the 33-year-old documentary filmmaker is back with his eyes on a bigger prize: a seat in the United States Senate. Even before his 2017 … [Read more...] about Georgia Runoffs: Jon Ossoff Lost the First Big Election of the Trump Presidency. Can He Win the Last?
LAST UPDATED: November 24th, 2020 Introduction In this post, we’ll be presenting a preliminary analysis of the DecisionDeskHQ/Øptimus forecast for the 2020 General Election (following on a similar analysis for the 2018 midterms). It’s been a riveting year for elections and forecasts across the board, and we’re happy with the model’s performance. Here’s an outline of what … [Read more...] about 2020 DDHQ/Øptimus Forecast Model- How Well Did We Do?
I had planned to write my election wrap-up in the days following the election. But because there were so many uncalled states and races, I did not have enough information to form any thoughts. Two weeks have now passed since the election, and it has given me lots of time to look through election results and digest the outcome of several key races. So, with that said, here are … [Read more...] about Election Postmortem
Georgia has the distinction of being the only state in the country with both of its U.S. Senate seats on the ballot this cycle. Longtime Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson chose to retire at the end of 2019 due to his ongoing battle with Parkinson's Disease. This retirement triggered a special election for the remainder of Isakson's term, which is set to expire in 2023. Gov. Brian … [Read more...] about The Georgia Senate Special Election, Explained
The Peach State holds the distinction of being the only state in the country with two Senate races on the ballot in November. Today, we are going to look at the regularly scheduled election, where Republican Sen. David Perdue is facing a challenge from investigative journalist and former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff. Perdue, a former Fortune 500 CEO, was first elected … [Read more...] about Georgia Senate: Perdue and Ossoff Locked in Tight Race As Election Nears